How fireflies inspired energy-efficient lights
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How fireflies inspired energy-efficient lights

Electricity accounts for around 5% of greenhouse gas emissions. So how can we make it more efficient? Belgian physicist Jean-Pol Vigneron and his team found the answer could lie within a firefly's abdomen.

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Digital producers: Jennifer Green and Anna Doble; Animator: Jules Bartl

  • 07 May 2019
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